Meg Warren, Ph.D.

she/her, Associate Professor


Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. She is a positive organizational psychologist with expertise in allyship, inclusiveness, and cultural factors affecting wellbeing. Her award-winning research uses a strengths-based approach to study how individuals from relatively privileged groups can support the wellbeing of marginalized groups. 

She has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, and 2 books - Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017), and Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research (2018). Her research has been covered by over 200 media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, Fast Company, The Conversation, Psychology Today, Yahoo!, Inside Higher Ed, WalletHub, Charter, The Economic Times (India), and AllAfrica among others. Her work has been translated in languages such as Italian, Vietnamese, German, and Dutch. She has served as a speaker across a range of industries including consumer products, clothing and apparel, healthcare and medical sciences, financial services, automotives, public services, and property development.

For her excellent record scholarship and research, she was awarded the Western Washington University Outstanding Scholarship Award 2023. She is the recipient of CBE's David Merrifield Faculty Research Award in 2022 and 2023 for publishing socially impactful research, and CBE's Dennis R. Murphy Faculty Research Award in 2019 and 2021 for outstanding contributions in published research. She frequently conducts research with undergraduate and graduate students - to learn more, visit

Dr. Warren teaches courses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Organizations, and Management and Organizational Behavior. Student reactions include "one of my most favorite classes in my 5 years in WWU!" "This course has been really eye-opening," "I feel like I grew as a student and as a person," "helped me find my voice and inspired me to be proud of my ethnicity," "very inspirational and moving," "So fun! I plan on working in diversity and inclusion now." 

Outside of work, her favorite activities are painting, swimming, and hiking with her husband and two dogs. To access more information and resources, visit

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